LEADING ferry company Stena Line is giving sports fans the chance to travel to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
They can travel in style by ferry and coach from only £24* per person return so that they can experience and soak up the lively atmosphere of this spectacular sporting event.
Alternatively purchase a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children from only £80 return which includes coach travel to Glasgow every Tuesday and Thursday or from £85 on Sundays.
There is also the option to take the car plus three people from only £50 ~ per person return and stay away for up to 30 hours.
Sports enthusiasts will also be delighted to hear that they can travel to Glasgow on wonderful Wednesday’s right through July and August for only £10 per person.
There is good news too for those with no tickets as the Games have two free events open to the public – the Glasgow City Marathon Course on 27 July and the Cycling Time Trial and Road Race on 31 July and 3 August with tickets for other events still available.
As the official ferry partner for Team Northern Ireland, Stena Line has transported athletes onboard their Superfast ships between Belfast and Cairnryan as they travel to compete in the Games.
The Northern Ireland team includes athletes from sporting disciplines such as boxing, lawn bowls and judo who have all won a place at Glasgow 2014 this summer.
Stena Line’s Route Marketing Manager – Irish Sea North, Neil Palmer said: “We would encourage people from Northern Ireland to make the short trip over to Glasgow for the Games this summer as it is set to be an unforgettable event where sporting history is often made.
“There is still availability for some of the games, so those interested should get online fast to snap up remaining tickets and for the chance to cheer on the athletes.
“Attending doesn’t have to cost a lot of money as there are free events still available including the Cycling Time trail on the 31st July and on 3rd August.
“You can also still get tickets for days one and two of the games which include Badminton at the Emirates Arena and Weightlifting at the Clyde Auditorium.”
Neil continued: “We wish the NI team the best of luck in the Games and have no doubt that they will do Northern Ireland proud.
“We are delighted to have had the chance to support the team and to play our role in getting the Northern Ireland competitors to Glasgow, via our Belfast to Cairnryan route, safely, on time and refreshed and we’re hoping for lots of medals during the competition, whatever the colour.”
Robert McVeigh, Chef de Mission for Team Northern Ireland commented: “We are delighted with the arrangements Stena Line has made for members of Team Northern Ireland travelling by ferry to the Glasgow Games. We look forward to a streamlined passage from Northern Ireland to Scotland this weekend.”
To book travel log onto www.stenaline.co.uk or stenaline.co.uk/daytrip call 08447 70 70 70 or visit your local travel agent.
For more information on the Commonwealth Games go to https://www.glasgow2014.com/. All tickets are available on a first –come, first-served basis from the official Glasgow 2014 Ticketing website.
*Operates every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (£26) in July and August.
~ Based on a car and 3 Passengers travelling – £150 return